22 August 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 22, 2007
GPWA party at CAC Montreal on Aug. 27
GPWA cocktail partyThe details of the GPWA cocktail party to be held during CAC Montreal have been finalized! It will be held on the first day of the conference, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Maisonneuve Room at the Intercontinental Hotel. In addition to good times and conversation, we'll have a full open bar and fresh fruit, cheese and crackers to eat. Please give our new GPWA sponsor GA Partners and their affiliate program manager Carlo a big thanks for sponsoring this event.

Multi-national marketplace demographics
GPWA Executive Director Michael CorfmanThe online gaming marketplace is in transition. Increasingly, successful operators and portal sites have a strong multi-national focus. At Casino City, we've performed extensive research on overall marketplace trends and geographic focus for both operators and portal sites. GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman will be presenting detailed information at CAC Montreal on the current importance of various markets based on research of actual Web traffic from thousands of online gaming sites. The markets include continental areas, specific countries, and markets sharing a common language. Visit this thread for a teaser to his presentation.

Industry News
NETeller ready to focus on Europe, Asia
NETellerNETeller announced Monday that it will be focusing on growth in Europe, Asia and Australia now that the investigation into its former U.S. operations has been settled.

Sites look to comply with U.K. ad rules
Online gaming sites looking to comply with the U.K.'s new advertising guidelines are taking two different routes - moving their operations to acceptable jurisdictions or trying to get their jurisdiction approved.

WPT adds online casino offerings
The World Poker Tour expanded its online gambling offerings this week when it signed a software agreement with Cryptologic to provide Las Vegas-style casino action in addition to its themed online poker room.

Bodog's Random Number Generator certified
Bodog Poker's Random Number Generator (RNG) was certified by the United Kingdom's Gaming Associates this week, ensuring that each hand dealt will be completely random and virtually impossible to predict.

NETeller buys minority stake in Centricom
NETeller completed its acquisition of a minority stake in Australian payment processor Centricom this week. The $4 million deal gives NETeller a seat on the board and a significant foothold in Australia and the Asian-Pacific markets.

24hPoker Holding merges with Epicure Venture
24hPoker Holding and Epicure Venture have signed a letter of intent to merge into one company. The new company will be responsible for the operation and marketing of 24hpoker.com, Martinspoker.com and Staffpoker.com.

Unibet offers revenue sharing
Unibet is now offering a revenue share model for its affiliates and anyone can become a valued member of the Unibet family. Unibet affiliates enjoy some of the highest conversion rates in sports betting, casino games and poker.

Doyle Brunson keynote speaker for CAP Euro
Poker legend Doyle Brunson has agreed to be the keynote speaker at this year's CAP Euro conference. He will appear on Friday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. and speak about how the poker industry has evolved over the last five decades.

BluBet launches new social wagering Web site
BluBet announced the public beta launch of BluBet.com Wednesday, a Web site that encourages users to bet on an unlimited set of topics to win virtual currency called BluBucks. The new launch is not a real-money wagering site.

Income Access representing Ladbrokes
Income Access announced this week that it has begun representing Ladbrokes for affiliate marketing. Ladbrokes, a U.K.-based sportsbook, uses Microgaming software to offer poker, sports betting and casino-style games.

Did You Know?
Random number generators have applications in drafting soldiers, statistical sampling, picking jurors, creating fair online gaming and running lotteries.

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